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Fisherman's Monument

In the 60s, the authorities asked sculptor Corneliu Virgiliu Medrea (1888-1964), plastic artist, corresponding member of the Academy, to create a statuary group to pay tribute to the work of fishermen.

During the XIII century the great sea (as the Black Sea was then called) was dominated by Italian merchants from Genoa who helped develop the city. Constanța subsequently declined under Ottoman rule, becoming a mere village inhabited by Greek fishermen and Tatar horse and sheep breeders.

The first fishing law was applied in 1896, founded by the great scientist Grigore Antipa. This stage is characterized by the modern approach to fishing and fish farming, the protection and rational exploitation of the fish stock, the establishment of research units, the establishment of specialized secondary education - the Giurgiu School of Fisheries and Pisciculture (1928).

Initially the statue of fishermen with a net was placed on the ground, later a pool was built around it to bring the concept of the statue group closer to reality.

Cornel Medrea practiced all genres of sculpture, cultivating full, robust forms, having the simplicity of reality as his ideal. The portraits, maternity series, historical evocations (Dragoș Vodă and the Bison), the allegorical representations (AtlasThe fishermen,Victory) converge towards the manifestation of a fullness, an optimism based on the affirmation of the human image.

Here you can find the address of the Fishermen's Monument in Constanța:

 Regina Elisabeta Boulevard, Constanța

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